The Centre’s activities works towards applied scholarship that is rooted in theoretical and conceptual development, alongside methodological innovation, and the collections and analysis of original data, in order to deliver meaningful policy recommendations.

The Centre has a set of key activities.

PedRes Organising Committee

An organising committee will be convened from the scholars, and will define the organising principles and activities of the Centre, including reporting, reviewing and developing (or acting as a clearing house for) project bids, reviewing theme activities and work-plans, developing research and scholarship seminars/an annual symposium, and so on. The Committee will meet monthly, and over time the role of students in the Centre’s activities and governance will emerge.

PedRes Environmental Scan

A report on the baseline and impact of DMU’s pedagogic research and scholarship. This will be used by the Centre’s organising committee to baseline its activities, and to provide annual reports on impact. This will be based upon an audit of scholar’s self-disclosed Scholarship and outputs, and an audit of DORA. This will also connect into extant DMU work on the public good, Square Mile and #DMUglobal.

Thematic Groups

Groups will be convened, and their scope, activities and membership defined by a relevant theme working group. These will initially cover: digital futures; creative practice; assessment and feedback; pedagogic futures; internationalisation; vocational (including work/employment and enterprise); and transitions. These will be used by the Centre’s scholars to build a scholarship/peer-review culture. Over time the role of students in the Centre’s activities and governance will emerge, including the potential for Student Research Fellows.

PedRes Seminar Series

This series will include a reading group(s), research methods, dissemination of outcomes, and so on, and will span the thematic groups. It will link to other research-based activities, such as Education Research Group seminars, RBI-managed research events, special interest groups, and so on.

Mentoring Strategy

A mentoring strategy, which supports induction into pedagogic research, publication, bid writing, peer review, Ph.D. supervision, application to TF/NTF if appropriate, and applications for Chairs/Readerships in pedagogic research, will be defined. This will be aligned with POD’s work on the UK HEA Professional Standards Framework.

Gateway Papers

The DMU on-line journal will be re-launched as an open project, with editorial and review boards. This will be used by the Centre’s scholars to develop and disseminate scholarship activities, and to build a scholarship/peer-review culture. This will be based upon lessons learned from the implementation of both Gateway Papers and the DMU Academic Commons.